Everyone is really mad at the little kid who got Masataka Yoshida’s first home run ball because he won’t give it back for anything he and his family have been offered.

I’m with the kid.

Here he is, at his first-ever Red Sox game, sitting atop the Green Monster, and he manages to get a new player’s first home run ball? That’s a memory keepsake that I’d think means more to him than it should to the grown man who just signed a $90M contract.

I don’t base my opinion on this interesting examination I just found on the legalities of a fan-caught baseball, although it’s a pretty good read. I just think that a multi-millionaire trying to take a game ball from a child is punching down.


  1. Red Sox fans continue to beat up on a child, demonstrating who are the real children.